You will get to check out the different glands that are found in the human body and what they do. See how they all work together to form your endocrine system.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
Where is the pituitary gland located?
~ The pituitary gland is located below the brain, and is connected to and controlled by a region of the brain called the hypothalamus.
Why is the pituitary gland so vitally important?
~ The pituitary gland is vitally important because the hormones it produces and releases travel throughout the body to control the operations of the bodies' other glands, which collectively make up the body's endocrine system.
How does the pituitary gland facilitate birth?
~ The pituitary gland facilitates birth by secreting hormones that stimulate the uterine nerves.
What happens if the pituitary gland secretes too much or too little growth hormone?
~ If the pituitary gland secretes too much growth hormone, gigantism is likely to result. If too little growth hormone is secreted, dwarfism is likely to result.
|Approximate Time||1 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define the following terms: brain, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||brain, hypothalamus, pituitary gland|